In regards to questions I have posed to the Board and the Superintendent, Dr. Wiegand has passed along responses from DeJong (et al) and has given me permission to post the responses here. She is also working with Stephanie Stuart to get these posted to the Unit 4 website.
|https://thecitizen4blog.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/sample-options-community-dialogue-questionnaire.pdf||Sample Options Community Dialogue Questionnaire|
|https://thecitizen4blog.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/sample-futures-conference-questionnaire.pdf||Sample Futures Conference Questionnaire|
I have not yet had time to develop an opinion other than that I am glad both the district and DeJong recognize the need for public input (the RFP clearly states that public input is critical). I took a brief look at the Milwaukee Public School Long Range Facility Master Plan website (as mentioned in the “Samples Futures Conference Questionnaire”); while that school district did a pretty good job of getting information out, it is harder to see the information (data) coming in (a glimpse is available via the closed-question responses). And next to impossible to see any sort of forum or deliberative space linked to from their website.